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VOCES8 (vocal octet, United Kingdom)


Monday, 2012 November 5th, 7 PM

Latvian National opera


The opening of the music festival Winterfest


VOCES8 (vocal octet, United Kingdom)


Emily Dickens, soprano

Andrea Haines, soprano

Chris Wardle, counter tenor

Barnaby Smith, countertenor

Charles MacDougall, tenor

Robert Smith, tenor

Paul Smith, baritone

Dingle Yandell, bass



The international award-winning octet VOCES8 has established itself at the forefront of British a cappella singing. Performing repertoire ranging from Renaissance polyphony to unique Jazz and Pop arrangements, the group has been praised for stunning performance, exquisite singing and creating a sound that spans the entire range of vocal colour.

Founded in 2003 by ex-choristers of Westminster Abbey, VOCES8’s career has developed both in the classical choral scene and the world of a cappella with an annual touring schedule that takes the group to Europe, the USA, Africa and Asia. Highlights include performances at the Royal Festival Hall, the Wigmore Hall, Tel Aviv Opera House and the National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing.

The season sees the group perform across the world, with major tours of the USA and Japan. With an ongoing programme of recordings and live broadcasts VOCES8 is heard regularly on international television and radio including Deutschlandradio Kultur, ARTE TV, the BBC and has had hundreds of thousands of YouTube hits. Recordings with Signum Records includes releases “A Choral Tapestry” and “Christmas” this season.

VOCES8 plays a key role in the education work of the non-profit foundation VOCES CANTABILES MUSIC. The group leads innovative workshops as part of larger outreach projects in two hundred schools throughout the UK and internationally. VOCES8’s education work extends to workshops and masterclasses for people of all ages and abilities with the aim of inspiring creativity through music.

VOCES8 has received support from Arts Council England, the Musicians Benevolent Fund and The Worshipful Company of Musicians. The group is also grateful for the support of official sponsor, T.M.Lewin.

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05.11.2012  19:00
Latvian National Opera

VOCES8 (vocal octet, United Kingdom)
The opening of the music festival Winterfest


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